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Doctor Accused Of Raping 11-Year-Old Girl

Published: Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 5:43 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 4:59 PM

A doctor, based in Xenia, is accused of raping an 11-year-old girl.

Although the doctor's eye practice is in Xenia, he lives in Springfield.

News Center 7 was in Springfield when Matthew Eugene Atha was booked into the Clark County Jail.

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According to police reports, an 11-year-old girl said she was raped by the doctor. Detectives said they investigated girl's story and found DNA evidence to support her claims.

The child told police that she had been forced to perform sex acts on Atha for the past two years at an address in Springfield.

To make the case even worse, the man is allegedly carrying a deadly disease. Police said he is HIV positive.

Atha is being held in the Clark County Jail.